Posts Tagged ‘Remodeling’

Before and After

October 4th, 2007 1 comment

A long overdue before and after shot for those who cannot come to our house to see…

Kitchen Before


Kitchen After


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Summer’s Over! =(

September 15th, 2007 Comments off

Well, I’m packing up once again and leaving back to LA today….

I can’t believe how incredibly fast this summer went by.? It is probably because I was practically working everyday since I came back to SJ.? It only seems like yesterday that I was packing kitchen things in boxes to be stored for about two and a half months.

For those of you who have been following our kitchen remodeling, I have to say, Greg and I (and the rest of the family too) put a TON of work into it, literally sacrificing pretty much everything else to get this kitchen done.? Yet, we were unable to finish everything we wanted to do (mainly the backsplash tiles and some finishing work for the cabinets).? Even though the kitchen is still yet to be completed, it is fully functional AND still looks incredibly beautiful!? I still?can’t believe we were the ones who created it.? If you saw how our old kitchen looked (you can look at the gallery), our newly remodeled kitchen is?a THOUSAND times better, and A LOT more space than before.

I do have pictures, but I am?NOT going to post any recent ones just yet.? I will save that pleasure for those of you who wish to see the kitchen in person.? But, if you absolutely must see how it turned out, contact me… =)

Alright, I still have lots of packing to do…


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Updated Kitchen Pics!

July 19th, 2007 Comments off

Updated Kitchen pictures on the gallery.

Also, click the “Kitchen!” link above to view a log of each day.

Tired + Kitchen Update

July 2nd, 2007 1 comment

Sorry that I’ve been behind on updating the pictures on the gallery.? I’m just so dead tired each day after?we finish working.? Sometimes, we don’t even quit until 9pm…Frown? Right now we are in the process?completing the gas line?to where the new range will be, adding the new wood frames for the raised ceiling and to-be-installed-skylights, and electrical/lighting.? Up next is redoing the plumbing and then putting?sheetrock everywhere.? Once all that is done, the majority of the hard jobs?will be complete.? Then it will start looking like our new kitchen!? MUHAHAHAHAHAH!!! (*INSERT DIABOLICAL LAUGH***)? Ok…? that’s just the tiredness talking… night.

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Kitchen Update

June 18th, 2007 Comments off

Our kitchen remodeling has been put on hold for the past couple of days…and probably for another few days.? We will probably start full scale when my grandmother is in SF.

Friday – all I really did was sell the refrigarator.? After that my cousin came over to discuss apartment stuff with Greg?and I was preparing for worship based prayer for?Phileo that night.

Saturday -?Amy and I did A LOT of yard work.? I swear, our backyard looked like a jungle…? It was due for some choppin…? I spent 3 hours removing ivy from a corner and?man that stuff grows like crazy if it isn’t maintained…? Amy cut the grass and I pulled a lot of weeds.? I was sooo tired after that, but it was all good because we BBQ’d for dinner…mmmmm yummy!

Sunday – Church in the morning, went out to Chevy’s for lunch with some church friends.? It was great reconnecting with some of my friends at CBCSJ Laughing? Came home and helped my dad with a side project that he is doing for work.? Went out to Spencer’s Steaks and Chops at the Hilton Double Tree Inn near the airport for Father’s day dinner.? That was some good food!

Monday – Worked on the side project for my dad again.??We are building a custom machine for another company’s use.? We want to finish it before we start the kitchen remodeling.

Other things that I’ve been doing:
Since I came back, I started recording all our HI-8 camcorder tapes to my computer.? I plan to do all of them plus all our DV tapes as well.? It brings back so many childhood memories! ?It’s been a pain trying to record at the right settings.? I recorded over 20 hours worth of videos, only to find out that the audio quality really sucked and was really off.? I am re-recording everything, but at least now the video’s are at the right settings.? Stay tuned for a really funny video of Greg when he was little.?

*** As promised…? Enjoy…*** (I got permission to post this to YouTube =)

Greg and I are scanning some old photo albums that our Grandma made a LONG time ago.? We are planning to put the pictures on her Photo iPod for her birthday?so she can look at some of her past memories whenever she wants.? Actually Greg’s doing most of the work right now since I am writing this blog and recording video at the same time. Cool

Going back to the kitchen, I have created a page where I will give a little bit more information what happened that day along with the gallery album that I set up.? You can check it out here, or click the Kitchen link at the top of the page.

Alright, that’s all I have to update…so tired…night!